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President Obama visits St. Paul

President Obama visits St. Paul

Feb. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer President Barack Obama, in St. Paul on Wednesday, reiterated his vow he made earlier in his State of the Union address in January that he will take action when needed if Congress won’t. President...

Nearly five million Black households hit by food stamp cuts

Nearly five million Black households hit by food stamp cuts

Nov. 20 | By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer   Approximately 4.7 million African American households will see their monthly food stamp allotment dramatically reduced beginning this month. Bread for the World, a non-partisan, Christian citizens’...

Fiscal cliff most threatening for Blacks, other communities of color

Fiscal cliff most threatening for Blacks, other communities of color

Dec. 19 |   Effects would add more hurt to Great Recession’s impact    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Low- and moderate-income people will immediately be adversely affected if the country plunges over “the fiscal cliff” at the beginning...

A post-election mobilization agenda

A post-election mobilization agenda

Nov. 14 |           By Julianne Malveaux Guest Commentator   Before the president takes the oath of office for a second time, African Americans should mobilize around these issues:   Sequestration Unless the Democrats and...

A historical presidential election

A historical presidential election

Oct. 31 | This nation’s voters face a historic decision November 6, 2012: choosing between two Harvard graduates, both good, admirable family men, each with similar visions but clear differences on how to meet them. Given the improvement trend in the economy,...